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Dinosaurs Unearthed Opens June 25

PHILADELPHIA, March 17, 2016

Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in June for an unforgettable journey back in time to when mysterious giants ruled the earth.

State-of-the-art and scientifically accurate—down to the feathers on T. rexDinosaurs Unearthed features a fascinating range of realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs in naturalistic settings. Towering skeletons, amazing skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, a real Oviraptor egg, and the ever-popular coprolite—real dinosaur poop—make for an unforgettable experience for all ages.

Visitors will be able to get in on the act by controlling the movements of Yangshuanosaurus (YANG-shoe-AHN-oh-SORE-us) and Protoceratops—making them roar and thrash on command, swing their powerful tails, turn their bulging necks, strike with their forearms, and even blink their menacing eyes. A weight scale encourages visitors to step up and measure their weight in relation to the incredibly large dinosaurs they see around them.

Dinosaurs Unearthed opens Saturday, June 25 and runs through Jan. 17, 2017. The exhibit made its East Coast debut at the Academy in 2013 and was so popular that organizers decided to bring it back. This time there are even more interactive components to engage visitors in these mysterious monsters that scientists still struggle to understand.

“The lure of dinosaurs and their mystery to science and to people of all ages is undeniable,” said Academy Senior Director of Exhibits Jennifer Sontchi. “This thrilling exhibit provides a fascinating and fun look at their larger-than-life existence.”

Visitor participation is encouraged through enthralling touch stations that feature dinosaur sounds, digestion, anatomy, skin and bones, and predator-prey relationships. 

Dinosaurs Unearthed was created by the company Dinosaurs Unearthed of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

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